Dreaming of organic pyjamas? Well, wake up and smell the coffee because Tekla have just created the best ones. Well, at least we think they’re the best. Think unisex sleepwear that is decidedly oversized — allowing you freedom to move, or not move at all, and look very good doing it (or not doing it, as may be the case). Woven in 100% organic cotton poplin, Tekla promises feelings of both soft and crisp. At this point it’s like: shut up and take my money. Head to teklafabrics.com to shop.
There’s just no stopping Girlfriend Collective. Following the brand’s recent foray into what we’re dubbing the most comfortable undies in the world, GC has just announced a brand new collection called ‘Summer Orchard’. Coloured in shades inspired by nature (Lilac! Lemon! Marigold! Acorn!), the collection features all your fave cuts like the high-rise leggings and sports bras. As you would expect from the brand, everything is made from recycled and recyclable materials. Shop at girlfriend.com
If you’ve been on TikTok at all this year, chances are you’ve come across Harry Styles looking gorgeous in a patchwork cardigan — as well as users attempting to create their own versions. It turns out that the original designer of the colourful cardi, one JW Anderson, has heard these DIY cries and responded: with nothing less than an official pattern which is quickly and freely downloadable. Head to jwanderson.com to get it, and if you start now it might just be ready in time for winter.
If you’re downright fashion obsessed like us, you’ve probably also encountered more than one moment of doubt about the industry and its current practices. As a fashion designer, Rejina Pyo faces the same dilemma. “It has always really bothered me that fashion is such a polluting industry, and there were times at the beginning that I wanted to give up,” Pyo told Vestiaire Collective. “But one of my best friends reminded me that to make changes, you need to be in it, rather than walking away. So from that moment on we made a commitment to real change in everything we do.” One of the more recent initiatives: a collaboration with Vestiaire Collective, featuring a capsule of 50 ‘future collectibles’ handpicked by Pyo among her all-time favourites, customer bestsellers and archive hits. And how are we contributing to change? By investing in these timeless pieces made to last, we not only learn to buy less but also use our buying power to create demand for more pre-owned, recycled and high quality fashion. Read the full interview and shop the capsule at vestiairecollective.com.
If your summer wish list looks anything like ours: organic cotton puff sleeve dress, recycled swimwear, dreamy lyocell tie front top, button up linen gown, a generous Bardot moment and white wide leg pants, then you must also have your eye on the Mara Hoffman archive sale — because it’s all right there! We love the label because of its commitment to using high quality and low environmental impact fabrics, and now it’s more affordable than ever. Hit marahoffman.com to shop.
Barcelona-based brand Paloma Wool has a sunny reputation for creating slow fashion for women who want to feel like they are eternally on holiday. Creating artisanal pieces locally and fairly, with sustainable fabrics like deadstock and Cupro, it’s little wonder the brand is a favourite among the stylish conscious crowd. And now it’s for everyone, with the launch of a unisex capsule collection cleverly titled ‘Waloma Pool’. “Tell your friends, your sisters and brothers, and maybe your dad too, that we are making things for them too,” the brand announced on Instagram this week. Head to palomawool.com to browse.
As 2020 unfolds, there have been eyes on the fashion industry ready to see its next move. Next to wider conversations centred on sustainability, are question marks around the necessity of resource-heavy activations like runway shows — especially in an age of Covid. Since runway shows perform a sort of exclusive and interactive marketing exercise, the question now is how to pull it off without endangering the hoards of people required to produce and validate the whole thing. For its men’s 2021 collection, Hermès made a very brilliant attempt. Go to hermes.com to watch the magic.